Home > News > Nation
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 7:16:45 AM
GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang Gerakan chairman Datuk Tan Gim Hwa (pic) has died after suffering from multiple strokes since May last year.
Tan, 76, breathed his last at his Halaman Macalister home at about 11pm on Sunday.
His family members were earlier told to bring him home after he was kept on life support since Saturday.
His son Tee Beng, 42, said his father had a bad cough and vomited on Tuesday, adding that his heartbeat stopped twice but was resuscitated on Saturday.
“My father’s health deteriorated after suffering multiple strokes. For the past few days, his breathing was weak and he had been on life support.”
Tan leaves behind a wife Quah Mo Sy, 76, and three sons – Tee Yong, 50, Tee Wan, 48, and Tee Beng as well as daughter Chin Chin, 41.
In April last year, the Gerakan strongman and founding member was invited to rejoin the party after his membership was terminated in 2000 for disciplinary reasons.
Then Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow made the invitation at a gathering of party division leaders and members attended by Tan.
Among those who paid their last respects was Penang Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow who was saddened by Tan’s demise.
“Tan was the state Gerakan chairman from 1984 to 1996 and served as the Penang Municipal Council president from 1990 to 1995.
“He was also the Penang Port Commission chairman from 1996 to 1998 and state executive council member under Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu’s administration when Gerakan won the 1969 General Election,” he said yesterday.
The wake for Tan will be held at his residence at 1, Halaman Macalister. His body will then be taken to the Batu Gantong crematorium at 11am on Friday.
Tags / Keywords:
Family Community, tan gim hwa
Helping women to higher positions
Many senior citizens still cannot afford to retire
Council installs facilities for easy access to pedestrian bridge
Anifah Aman: Government will not 'rescue' child porn convict from British jail
Minister: Child porn convict 'sick', needs counselling
Bersih 4: We have no intention of toppling government, says Wong Chin Huat.
Bersih 4: Participants promise not to enter Dataran Merdeka
City centre traders worry over safety if rally turns unruly
KTMB introduces new JB-Haadyai service
Mixed view on Bersih rally
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
UTAR students graduate from several new programmes
Fruity twist to Mid-Autumn fest
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)